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First-Time Landlord

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Whether or not you call yourself a landlord, when you rent out a house you ll want to do it right!
The Landlording 101 course for new rental property owners who are first-time landlords by way of an inheritance, divorce, investment, purchase for a family member, or a move to a new house.90% of small properties are owned by individual landlords, and millions in this group a
ebook, 336 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by NOLO
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Kathryn Theulen dailey
"Excellent Advice"
What did you love best about First-Time Landlord?
That property is a better investment for the long term financial goals.

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Have you ever thought about owning and renting property? Well than this is a great book for a new land lord or before you get started. This book was well written by 3 attorney's that have collected information for investment property. I have thought many times about buying investment property. I have never been sure where to start or wh
Adam Fortuna
Lately I've been reading a lot about buying real estate to rent out. This book provided a solid base to scare me into reality on what that would involve. The concept of being a landlord seems like a good idea when everything is working well. If you get the finances right, the tenant isn't too pushy, the property doesn't have too many issues -- well then you can probably enjoy the additional cashflow and appreciation on the property. If not, well it might be more similar to my past landlording ex ...more
Jun 23, 2015 J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent and up-to-date guide for renting a property. This book discusses many of the aspects that are often overlooked when one first considers renting or leasing out properties. It gives pointers on determining if you can make it profitable, how to select potential renters, and what responsibilities you'll face as a landlord. It goes over suggestions to ensure it's a win-win situation for you and your tenants, and even discusses tax implications. Pets, smokers, tenants running a business out ...more
Written by attorneys with an aim to prepare those who have a property that they are wishing to rent out, as well as persons looking to purchase an income generating property.
There are extensive considerations in shopping for an investment property, and many tips and eye-opening factors to note, which are finely detailed here.
If the property is already owned, there are specific legal and tax issues to be aware of, and all of the factors to consider in choosing tenants apply regardless of whether
Sep 03, 2014 Missy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. But glad I don't have to use the info :)
David Shane
A good first-book for people considering renting out a property. If you do decide to rent, you'll probably want to refer to it again. It also mentions websites and other books (especially from NOLO, which helped create this book) where additional information can be found.
Jan 28, 2013 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No plot, no characters, no action. Loved it for it's artlessness. Truly existential, concrete, anti-romantic and no mention of deities nor paths to enlightenment, only ways to spend and save money when you're the landlord. Yes, and how to be kind and fair to renters, of course.
Nov 25, 2013 Fatima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty good general reference book with lots of practical tips. I especially enjoyed the USA Today cartoon-illustrated national polls in the margins. It's worth a browse. Not surprisingly, a state-specific book would probably be more useful to keep on hand.
Alexis Cheng
Mar 28, 2013 Alexis Cheng rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basic stuff, especially about the financial aspect. But there are good lists of what yo expect, how to evict, how to choose a property manager, etc. They also recommend books (by the same publisher) to cover the gappy topics more in depth.
Jan 23, 2011 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The most comprehensive of the landlording books I've read so far.
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